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Can Azure be used so that I can give many people access to a windows application?
The many people will be using Macs or PCs.
The users are not related in any way.
The application will create files that need to be private to the user.
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Top Expert 2016

Commented:
not really, for cross computer type create a web application that does the functionality of the windows app
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As in a custom application or a specific WIndows Application?

A custom application can be hosted in Azure in many forms, from Web Apps, Logic App to full blow VMs hosting applications

As for a specific Windows Applications, you can use Microsoft Azure RemoteApp
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Shaun... Let's suppose I made a VB6 desktop calculator.
I want anyone to be able use it via, I'm guessing, RDP/Azure?
You could use the calculator from home, work or out in the field.
You could use it from a PC, Mac, iPad, etc.

This is what I am looking for. I guess something to "host" my desktop application.
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The costs involved will be very large compared to a web application.
You realize that VB6 has been end of life for 14 years. For any new application you should use Visual Basic using Visual Studio. Visual Studio Community is free.

Visual Basic 6.0 extended support ended in March 2008; however, primary components of the Visual Basic 6 development environment run in all 32-bit versions of Windows up to and including Windows 10.[30]
Mainstream Support for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 ended on March 31, 2005. Extended support ended in March 2008.[31] In response, the Visual Basic user community expressed its concern and lobbied users to sign a petition to keep the product alive, to no avail.[10]
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I do realize that VB6 eof was some time ago. There are, however, many VB6 applications alive and well... this being one of them.
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You can run it as a remote app

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